Ordering Your Office A La Carte

For entrepreneurs, leasing a suite may be just the ticket

To launch his computer-consulting business, Joseph Williams needed a real office--complete with a receptionist, conference room, and sophisticated phone system. But he was short on funds. And he didn't want to take time away from wooing clients to set up shop. So, he leased an executive suite instead. That first month in business, Williams spent a mere $2,000 to rent an office, from which he billed $30,000.

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